Guyana Population 2016

[[getCurrentPopulation()]]

Guyana is a sovereign country on the northern coast of South America, and one of the only Caribbean nations that isn't an island. The country was colonized by the Netherlands and then became a British colony for more than 200 years before gaining independence in 1966. It's the third smallest independent state of South America with just 215,000 square kilometers (83,000 sq mi) of land. Guyana's 2015 population is estimated at 809,000, an increase from the 2013 estimate of 800,000.

Guyana has only one city with a population more than 50,000. The capital, Georgetown, is home to about 240,000, or 355,000 in the metro area, and the next largest city is Linden with 45,000 people. 90% of Guyana's population lives on the coastal strip, which accounts for only 10% of the total land area and is just 40 miles across at its widest point.

Guyana Demographics

Guyana has a very racially, ethnically heterogeneous population originating from India, Africa, China and Europe, as well as many indigenous peoples.

The Indo-Guyanese, or East Indians, are the largest ethnic group at 44% of the population, and they are descendants of indentured laborers from India. The second largest group is the Afro-Guyanese (30%), descendants of African slaves. 17% of the population is of mixed heritage, and the indigenous Amerindians make up 9%. The largest indigenous groups of Guyana are the Arawaks, Wai Wai, Caribs, Akawaio and Arecuna.

For the past three decades, the Indo-Guyanese proportion of the population has continued to decline. In 1980, the Indo-Guyanese accounted for 51.9% of the population, which dropped to 48.6% in 1991 then 43.5% in 2002.

Guyana Population in 2016 Source: Johnldasilva

Guyana Population Clock

What is the population of Guyana (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 42
Deaths Per Day 18
Net Migrations Per Day -13
Net Change Per Day 11
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Guyana Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 19.935 births/thousand 78th
Crude Death Rate 8.541 deaths/thousand 64th
Crude Net Migration Rate -6.32 people/thousand 183rd
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 66.76 years 140th
Life Expectancy (Male) 64.43 years 145th
Life Expectancy (Female) 69.24 years 140th
Total Fertility Rate 2.474 children/woman 76th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.144 surviving daughters/woman 78th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 85th
Infant Mortality Rate 31.041 deaths/1,000 live births 60th
Under Five Mortality 38.409 deaths/thousand 61st
Mean Age at Childbearing 26.706 years 178th

Guyana Population Density

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Guyana Population Growth

Guyana has experienced rather unstable growth and decline over the last fifty years and it's currently growing very slowly, a trend that will last for some time.

Guyana Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 770,610 50.3% 49.7% 3 188 0.49% 165
2015 767,085 50.3% 49.7% 3 186 0.46% 165
2010 753,362 49.9% 50.1% 3 186 0.33% 162
2005 742,495 49.5% 50.5% 3 186 0.16% 162
2000 742,218 50% 50% 3 186 0.13% 158
1995 726,695 49.2% 50.8% 3 186 0.48% 158
1990 720,281 48.9% 51.1% 3 185 -0.39% 158
1985 765,043 49.3% 50.7% 3 185 -1.24% 153
1980 786,613 49.4% 50.6% 3 182 0.14% 152
1975 740,166 50.1% 49.9% 3 181 1.45% 151
1970 695,561 49.7% 50.3% 3 178 1.18% 150
1965 650,379 49.9% 50.1% 3 177 1.82% 148
1960 564,222 49.8% 50.2% 2 178 3.11% 149
1955 485,041 49.7% 50.3% 2 176 3.2% 150
1950 406,561 49.6% 50.4% 2 173 3.32% 153

Guyana Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 786,793 50.5% 49.5% 3 189 0.54% 165
2025 807,276 50.7% 49.3% 4 186 0.42% 165
2030 820,988 50.8% 49.2% 4 187 0.21% 165
2035 826,348 50.8% 49.2% 4 188 0.01% 165
2040 823,885 50.8% 49.2% 4 188 -0.14% 166
2045 816,386 50.8% 49.2% 4 188 -0.23% 166
2050 806,448 50.8% 49.2% 4 189 -0.26% 166
2055 795,544 50.7% 49.3% 4 189 -0.29% 167
2060 783,106 50.7% 49.3% 3 192 -0.35% 167
2065 767,971 50.5% 49.5% 3 192 -0.45% 167
2070 749,050 50.3% 49.7% 3 192 -0.58% 167
2075 725,832 50.1% 49.9% 3 192 -0.7% 168
2080 699,493 50% 50% 3 192 -0.79% 168
2085 671,771 49.9% 50.1% 3 192 -0.83% 169
2090 644,606 49.9% 50.1% 3 192 -0.82% 170
2095 619,161 49.9% 50.1% 3 192 -0.8% 170
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations